Irrigation in Ethiopia


Agriculture is the backbone of the Ethiopian economy contributing to half of gross domestic product (GDP), 83.9% of exports, and 80% of total employment. Ethiopia’s major staple crops include a variety of pulses, cereals, oilseeds, and coffee. Grains are the chief field crops including corn, teff , wheat, sorghum, millet and barley. Ethiopia has great agricultural potential owing to its vast areas of fertile land, diverse climate and adequate rainfall. Yet, the country has not been able to optimise them due to setbacks like soil degradation, periodic drought, caused by overgrazing and deforestation. Most common to the country are are subsistence farmers that own small unconsolidated land holdings in the Ethiopian Highlands .

Great Rift Valley is also conducive for agriculture with good irrigation facilities. Finally, the Awash River basin supports many large-scale commercial farms and several irrigated small farms. The scope of home gardening is very significant in Ethiopia. There exist many homes in peri-urban towns of the Weyna-dega zone that have gardens which are complemented by excellent agro-climatic and socio-cultural factors. Food crops, garden crops, field crops ad fruits and vegetables are grown at homes.

Agriculture in Ethiopia

Why Irrigation Is Necessary


Saves Water And Time


Reduces The Growth Of Weeds


Improves Quality And Quantity Of Yield


Preserves Nutrients In Soil


Enhances Growth Of Plants


Saves Money


Fosters Diversification & Intensification


Maintain Moisture within Root Zone

Datta Drip Irrigation Products

  • Datta Drip Lines

    Drip Lines

    A revolutionary drip line that offers high end quality, longest warranty and assures customers of years of durability and dependence. If you are looking for precision irrigation Datta Drip line should be your final choice.
  • Datta Drip Tapes

    Drip Tapes

    Looking to increase yields, manage water and improve efficiency of your land. Look no further! Datta Drip Tapes gives you all this and more!

    Drip Tubes

    Datta Drip Tubes are high quality weather resistant tubes that deliver water directly to the roots of plants. They make the process of micro irrigation simple, easy and efficient.

    Drip Kits

    An entire kit with superior quality micro irrigation equipment that helps maintain favourable soil moisture conditions for the plants resulting in high value bumper yields.
  • HDPE Pipe

    HDPE Pipe

    HDPE is short for High Density Polyethlene. Datta HDPE Pipes specially manufactured electrical conduits made from graded raw materials like PE 63, PE 80 and PE 100 that foster precision irrigation.
  • Drippers For Irrigation


    Innovation in design and precision in moulding define Datta Drippers. They are made to suit various weather, water and soil conditions and give just enough water to meet each crop’s requirement.
  • Disc Filters


    Water used in irrigation is often of sub-standard quality. Datta Filters have designed high quality water filters that remove impurities and protect irrigation systems from clogging hazards.
  • Plastic Valves

    Plastic Valves

    Think  control and safety valves – Thank Datta Valves. High quality R&D make our plastic valves cost effective and simple to install and use.
  • Poly Fittings And Accessories

    Poly Fittings & Accessories

    Datta Poly fittings and accessories are weather resistant, long-lasting fittings that improve the efficiency of the irrigation system and help in producing a bumper yield.

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